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Words in a Cline

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on 11 October 2014

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Words in a Cline
A Word Cline is a string of words arranged in terms of strength or intensity of the word/phrase that represents a certain idea.

Identifying words in a cline can help improve vocabulary.

At first sight, two words may have similar meanings, but when words are grouped together, it becomes easier to differentiate one from the other.

A Word Cline makes differentiating words easier.
For example, the words promise, pledge, and vow all seem to have a similar meaning.
One can arrange these three words by their intensity:
Promise
Pledge
Vow
Another example when it comes to arranging words in terms of intensity would be:

advise
order
command
Take note that there are other ways you can arrange words in.

You can arrange words by formality as well.
Example:
next to, beside, along side, adjacent to.
Arrange the following words in ascending order by intensity:

whisper, say, mumble, talk, speak
chilly, freezing, warm, frosty, nippy
small, huge, tiny, big, enormous
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